AL Gold Glove Awards: Torii Hunter Denied 10th Straight Award

Torii Hunter of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won nine straight Gold Gloves, from 2001 to 2009, and was looking for a record 10th award today. However, for the first time since 2000, the list of American League Gold Glove winners does not include Hunter.

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Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners did win his 10th straight Gold Glove, tying him with Ken Griffey, Jr. and Al Kaline for the most Gold Gloves by an American League outfielder. Here is the complete list of winners:

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P: Mark Buehrle
C: Joe Mauer
1B: Mark Teixeira
2B: Robinson Cano
SS: Derek Jeter
3B: Evan Longoria
OF: Ichiro Suzuki
OF: Carl Crawford
OF: Franklin Gutierrez

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Hunter, who patrolled center field for a decade with both the Angels and Minnesota Twins, agreed to move to right field midway through this season to make room for Peter Bourjos, the Angels' center fielder of the future. Hunter, who is under contract with the Angels through 2012, has annual bonuses of $100,000 should he win the Gold Glove, per Cot's Baseball Contracts.

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For more Angels news and information, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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